Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Alex Finch: Monster Hunter by C.A. Dean - Virtual Tour and Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions.
The author will be awarding signed bookmarks or pins to a randomly drawn commenter at every stop.  Grand prizes are: a $25 Amazon GC to two randomly drawn commenters during the tour, and a swag bag with exclusive merchandise related to the book, to one commenter during the tour (this last prize is US ONLY).
The Rafflecopter is at the end of this post, and you can see the other stops on the tour by clicking on the tour banner.

Meet Alex Finch - tomboy, techno geek, monster hunter.

Reluctant monster hunter.

When Alex’s project partner Misty loses her notes for the most important English project of her school career, Alex heads to the local haunted house to find them. Instead she makes a life-changing discovery.

Monsters are real.

That single, mind-blowing incident throws her life in a completely different direction – and into the path of Sam, the boy she’s had a serious crush on since first grade. He knows more than he’s telling, and the further she digs, the deeper and darker the secrets become.

What else is hiding behind the ordinary facade of her California beach town?

Alex is about to find out.

Here's an excerpt from the book:

“Alex!” Sam caught up with me before I reached the trees. “Please—you have to believe me.”

“Why?” I turned on him, angry and terrified fighting to be on top. “Because I saw something in the McGinty house? Because I was attacked by what was probably a big, feral dog?” Who could stand upright and track like a hunter. Keep on believing the lie, Alex.

“You saw him. You know better.” Sam refused to let me avoid. Gripping my upper arms, careful of my injury, he leaned in until I could see the pale gold flecks in his grey-blue eyes. “You have to believe, Alex. Because there’s no going back from this.”

“What—what are you talking about?” This whole conversation just took a turn I didn’t see coming—a scary, I-should-have-stayed-in-bed turn. “All I did was run for my life—”

“You saw him.” Sam let me go, let out a sigh. And I knew, in that moment, my life was about to change. “That makes you a danger to my family.”

“Whoa—wait a minute. ME? What about your hairy, seven foot cousin? I’m not going around trying to eat innocent people—”

“No—you just saw what was trying to eat innocent people.”

“And Misty? What are you going to do to her?” Panic had my voice jumping into eardrum-bursting range. “Or is she exempt, because she’s one of you?”

He blinked. “What?”

“One of the populars, one of the pretty people. Not a geek, like me.” I jerked free, surprised he let me go.

“Alex.” That quiet voice left goose bumps on my skin. I kept staring at the ground, focusing on the scratches that marked my boots. I really needed to pull out the leather polish again— “I always admired your geek side.”

I wanted to clean out my ears, have him repeat that. Several times. So I could record it.

About the Author:
C.A. Dean believes in ghosts, witches, magic - and monsters.

She loves the supernatural, the odd and the strange, and writing about it is like going to a job she loves - no work and all fun.

She would love for you to join her as she hunts for monsters - real and imagined.

And there's the official biography, out of the way.

I love telling stories, and my four nephews have been a big influence in what I read, and now what I write.

Sliding into YA has been as easy fit, especially since I've been reading and loving it for years.

Alex Finch: Monster Hunter is the first book of a series I have been planning for a while, and I can't wait to introduce you to Alex and her rather quirky friends. :)

You can find out more about me and my books at my website: Hang out with me on my Facebook page: Or come and exchange tweets at:

I look forward to meeting you. :)


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  1. Thanks! And thank you for hosting me today. :)

  2. I love characters named Sam!! Best wishes!!

  3. So do I, Christine. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Hey everyone - I will be posting the winners for the week 2 tour stops this weekend, on my blog and my Facebook page. Good luck!